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New TSA scanning tech will let you keep your laptop in your bag

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New technology coming to US airports will let you keep your laptop inside your carry-on luggage when you go through a security checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Administration will install the new X-ray scanning systems across all US airports in the coming years, starting with a $97 million contract it awarded to a supplier, a TSA spokeswoman told PCMag.

Existing baggage scanners only work in two dimensions. However, the new computed tomography or CT scanners can make out the electronics that sit inside your baggage by rendering the X-rayed images in 3D, which can then be rotated 360 degrees. According to the TSA, the same scanners are also smart enough to detect explosives and other threats that might be hiding inside.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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